Renewable Energy - Sustainable Agriculture For a Renewed Economy, Renewed Communities,
and a Renewed Future
Indiana Beyond Coal Asks What's Wrong With Coal?
The federal government has dumped over $70 BILLION in subsidies to the coal industry in recent years, despite it being highly profitable. The profits are doled out to the stockholders and the ever-growing expenses of the aging facilities are shouldered by us.
And then there's the tax breaks which are doled out to these industry giants like Pez candy.
Fossil fuels pollute. They contribute to global warming and climate change. They harm wildlife and contaminate the land. They are a
Christina Zacny addresses community group about next steps in reducing impact of coal
health hazard to humans as well, and have been found to contribute to or cause several different cancers and other life threatening illnesses.
Renewable energy is a viable alternative that is better for the environment and will provide significant economic benefits to our rural communities across the District.
Wheatfield's Schahfer Plant alone sits on enough acreage to build solar and wind turbine plants. Who will build them? Our people. Who will maintain, repair, and operate them? We will.
Hemp is a multi-billion dollar, emerging industry that provides good paying jobs across multiple agricultural and commercial platforms
Different parts of the hemp plant can be used for building materials, clothing, ropes, paper, and shopping bags, to name but a few; hemp seeds and oils can be used in cooking; hemp CBD oil can be used for pain relief
It's drought resistant, hardy, a prolific grower, and can yield 3-4 harvests per season
Hemp replenishes damaged soil and helps clean contaminated soil, and can be fed to feed animals for a healthier food product
MAY 1, 2018
SEPT 8, 2018
Chrisina Zacny Featured Panelist on Health Care and Reproductive Justice at IN NOW Conference